Previous Events 2009




Incredible guest speaker roster ~ Wonderful past Speakers include, but are not limited to:
Shane Black (Iron Man 3, Lethal Weapon)
Alex Cary (Lie To Me) 
Cherry Chevapravatdumrong (Family Guy) 
Jimmy Diggs (Star Trek: DS9, Star Trek: Voyager)
Brandon Easton (Thundercats, Transformers: Rescue Bots)
Jane Espenson (Once Upon a Time, Battlestar Galactica)
Mark Fergus (Iron Man, Cowboys & Aliens)
Jason Fuchs (PanIce Age: Continental Drift)
Jordan Gershowitz (Tom and Jerry Show, Gigantosaurus)
Jeff Greenstein (Will & Grace, Desperate Housewives)
Tamara Gregory (Being Mary Jane, Let’s Stay Together)
Dante Harper (Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters)
David Hayter (X-Men, Watchmen)
Eric Haywood (Empire)
Steve Holland (The Big Bang Theory)
Larry Houston (X-Men: The Animated Series)
Korin D. Huggins (Truth Be Told, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Eureka)
George Clayton Johnson (Logan’s Run, Twilight Zone)
Kurt Johnstad (Act of Valor, 300)
Jorjeana Marie (Mickey and the Roadsters Racers)
Glen Mazzara (The Walking Dead)
Matt Nix (Burn Notice)
Dayna Lynne North (InsecureVeronica Mars, Soul Food: The Series)
Rockne S. O’Bannon (Farscape, Defiance, Cult)
Roberto Orci (Star Trek: Into Darkness, Fringe, Sleepy Hollow)
Charley and Vlas Parlapanides (The Immortals)
Davy Perez (Supernatural)
Terry Rossio (Shrek, Pirates of the Caribbean)
Micho Rutare (Sharknado)
Mairghread Scott (Guardians of the Galaxy, Transformers: Robots in Disguise)
Steven L. Sears (XENA – Warrior Princess)
Joelle Sellner (DC Super Hero Girls, Teen Titans)
Keto Shimizu (Legends of Tomorrow, Arrow)
Joe Stillman (Shrek Movies, Planet 51)
Janet Tamaro (Rizzoli & Isles)
Vanessa Taylor (Game of Thrones)
Mark Zaslove (Bob the Builder, Winnie the Pooh)

Many more have spoken at past Scriptwriters Network events!


**Please select a title below. Click on the title to find more information on the event and Speaker(s).


Month of Event Title of Event and Speaker(s)
January 2009 Marc Norman – Academy Award winning screenwriter (Shakespeare in Love)
Avoiding the Page-10 Rejection starring James Jordan (Candid Coverage)

February 2009 Trading Your Addictions for Creativity starring John Hruby, M.A.
Tom Schulman – Academy Award winning screenwriter (Dead Poets Society)

March 2009 Development Executive/Producer Panel starring Sebastian Twardosz (producer), Edward C. Wang (development exec), Mark Parrish (producer/actor), Sheri Bryant (producer)
Creating a Production Company starring Rona Edwards and Monika Skerbelis

April 2009 Erik Bork – Emmy award winning writer/producer (Band of Brothers, From the Earth to the Moon)
How to Get Your Project out of the House and Into the Entertainment Business World starring Michele Wallerstein

May 2009 Michael Brandt and Derek Haas – screenwriters (2 Fast 2 Furious, 3:10 to Yuma, Wanted)
The Disney-ABC Writing Fellowship and Jobs Q&A starring Frank Gonzalez (director of talent development and diversity)
Respecting the Antagonist starring Bill Boyle (UCLA)

June 2009 Breaking the Story for TV Writers – Television Staff Writing Workshop Reel Life Action Heroes starring Shane Black (Lethal Weapon), Peter Briggs (Hellboy), Joe Forte (Firewall), Simon Kinberg (Mr. & Mrs. Smith)

July 2009 Devon Shepard – screenwriter/producer (Weeds, Everybody Hates Christ, MADtv)
Dynamic Dialogue starring Pilar Alessandra (On The Page)

August 2009 Influencing the Casting of Your Script starring Gary Marsh (Breakdown Services)

September 2009 Create a Career Breakthrough starring Shawn Tolleson

October 2009 Writing for the World of Horror starring Stephen Susco (The Grudge), Jeffrey Reddick (Final Destination), Brian Yuzna (Re-Animator), Peter Briggs (Hellboy)

November 2009 Finding Your Voice starring Jen Grisanti (Jen Grisanti Consultancy)



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